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Organic agriculture in France Made by Veerle van Hooijdonk
Introduction Concept of organic agriculture Organic agriculture in France Criticism on organic agriculture Organic agriculture in France compared with EuropeConclusion Questions?
The concept of organic agriculture Definition Characteristics
Organic agriculture in FranceHistory 1920 Rudolf Steiner In 1981 french governement recognised organic famring 1985 logo state logo was created 40% of the organic european land was in France November 2001 state agency bio was established Beginning 200 development was slow From 2008: highest market growth rates
Organic agriculture in France4% of the farms in France are organic3%of the cultivated land is devoted to organic agriculture.
Criticism on organic agriculture-No advantage to convert-conventional agriculture is seen as the model way offarming in france.-distraints: rules, 3 checks per year.-no good organisation system in france:-organic products can´t produce enough for all thepeople in the world.
France & agriculture in Europe France has, with a population of more than 60 million, one of the largest food markets in Europe Frances farms account for 22% of the European Unions total agricultural output France only country in Europe to be completely self sufficient France is the major source of meat and veal in the EU with 1,815,000 metric tons.
France& organic agriculture in Europe Organic agriculture represent 4.7% of the farming land in Europe. Almost 80% of the organic farms were located in Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Austria and France. Germany is the largest organic food market in Europe.
Explain the delay of france-1992: France decided to use the aid ofthe europion union (supposed to invest inorganic agriculture) to conventional agriculture.
ConclusionThe market growth rates showes a huge increase in the demand for organic products, however the amount of the organic land does not increase.France is leading source regarding to conventional agriculture in Europe, but has a huge delay with respect to organic agriculture